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by Don
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge
Replies: 66
Views: 17585

Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

We've done 60+ miles several times, even running the A/C Unless my mind is completely gone, I seem to recall someone here way back when in NYC (I think) who actually drove 100 miles on a single charge. I don't think that would be too hard to do in a flat environment where you are pretty much limited...
by Don
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

. . . . . at any rate, that pretty much explains why DCQC is so ridiculously expensive in so many places

Don
by Don
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Demand is instantaneous power measured in kW, similar to throttle position, while consumption is energy consumed over time, in kWh (akin to distance travelled). Speed vs miles travelled is another analogy. So just as you can get a speeding ticket yet have a very low average trip speed, demand spike...
by Don
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

I’ve seen several solar powered stations here in Canada, that might be the way if rates aren’t improved. I don't see any way solar alone will ever help to improve L3 charging rates. Unless a LARGE solar array could be used to charge a LARGE battery pack so the demand for LARGE amounts of current in...
by Don
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??

Thanks! - I'll check that out

Don
by Don
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

Nothing about this car is focused on status or egocentricity, it's purely pragmatic and does what it's designed to do very well, move people and goods from point A to point B. I don't believe there is any other car out there that has such an "every-day use" focus on design. That sums up m...
by Don
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??

Backup camera or dashcam? I'm running a dashcam and GPS and Android tablet and some USB ports off a multi-port set of outlets, all plugged into that poor 'cigarette lighter' outlet. Ugly, but it works. I have a dashcam plugged into the outlet. I had wired the back-up cam to a blue wire on the heate...
by Don
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??
Replies: 5
Views: 339

12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??

There must be a wire somewhere there I can use as a 12 volt source to power a back-up camera - Anyone know what color wire to look for?

Thanks!

Don
by Don
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Ev Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Ev Trucks

They've a;ready taken about 500 reservations at $20K a pop, so it's pretty obvious several companies (UPS, WalMart, Budwieser etc) think it will work for them, even without a national recharging network When most of us think about semi trucks, we automatically think cross country trucking, but that'...
by Don
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

It’s about $2/hour for L2 and around $15 for L3 here(more in winter due to slow charging). Not worth it for the MIEV unless you’re desperate As someone who has never paid a nickel to recharge anywhere in the nearly 6 years we've been EV driving, my opinion may not mean much :lol: I think for the fo...

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